March 17, 2007
Honolulu - The 25th-ranked California Golden Bears earned their 21st victory of the season with a 3-1 win over Nevada in the third day of the Bank of Hawai'i Invitational, late Friday night. Cal has won six of its last seven games, and secured a No. 1 seed in the tournament and will face Baylor later today in semifinal action at 3:00 p.m.
The Bears (21-11) fought off two minor rain delays before their contest versus the Wolfpack began.
When play resumed, Cal generated all three runs in the second inning to take a 3-0 lead. After Gina Leomiti was walked to begin the inning, Bernice Masaniai connected for her third double of the season, moving Leomiti to third base. Two batters later, Julie Meyer punched a single to left field to plate Leomiti. Masaniai, however, was thrown out at home when she tried to score from second. After Taylor Kelly reached safely on a fielding error by the Nevada third baseman, Alex Sutton delivered a double down the left field line (her eighth double of the year) to plate both Meyer and Kelly.
Neither team did much offensively the rest of the way. Cal had another opportunity to score more runs in the third, but left three runners on base.
Cal starting pitcher, Marissa Drewrey was solid in the circle, scattering nine hits, but allowing only one run. Nevada's lone run came in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Drewrey won her eighth game of the season to improve to 8-4. Christina Schallig and Meyer both produced two hits each, while Sutton finished 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI.